'Batsman should've been given wide': Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's hilarious stance against Wahab Riaz - Firstpost
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'Batsman should've been given wide': Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's hilarious stance against Wahab Riaz


Australia skipper Steve Smith smashed a 43-ball 61 to guide his side to a daunting score of 193 for the loss of four wickets in their crucial World T20 Group 1 game against Pakistan in Mohali.

Smith, who smashed seven boundaries in his innings, formed crucial partnerships with Glenn Maxwell (30) and Shane Watson (44 not out) to help guide his side out of early trouble, after they were reduced to 57 for three.

Twitter screengrab of Steve Smith playing the final ball of the 19th over wide off the stumps.

Twitter screengrab of Steve Smith playing the final ball of the 19th over wide off the stumps.

While the match has had its share of memorable shots and bowling spells, Smith's boundary off Wahab Riaz at the end of the 19th over is one that caused a plenty of reactions on the social media.

Riaz had bowled a brilliant spell early on, rattling the stumps of Usman Khawaja and David Warner with a couple of gems of deliveries, before old nemesis Shane Watson hit a couple of boundaries off him to dilute the destruction.

To add insult to injury, Smith took guard way towards his right, completely exposing his stumps even before Riaz completed his run-up. Much to everyone's surprise, Riaz bowled a knee-height full-toss to the Australian skipper, which was promptly despatched towards the midwicket boundary!

Let us take a look at how microblogging website Twitter reacted to the now-famous delivery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riaz has not had the best of time with the ball in recent tournaments such as Asia Cup and the ongoing World T20, and this delivery might have been the cherry on the cake.

First Published On : Mar 25, 2016 18:52 IST

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